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March 23, 2012

Evaluations

The conference evaluation form is now available on our Continuing Education page.

Evaluations are due by close of business April 20, 2012.

 

March 16, 2012

Online registration is now closed.

Onsite registration will be available at the conference starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

Tuition is $450 for attendees and $250 for presenters. 

 

March 8, 2012

Online registration ends March 15!

Online registration ends Thursday, March 15 for the 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health.

Tuition is $450 for attendees and $250 for presenters.  

Presenters only:  

After March 15, registration will only be available onsite at the conference.

 

February 28, 2012

Book before March 1st to get the discounted hotel rate!

The 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health is taking place at the  Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel. A discounted hotel rate of $139 is available to conference attendees until Thursday, March 1st. Mention the 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to receive the discounted rate.  

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ONLINE

 

February 28, 2012

Sponsor the conference program book!

Program book sponsors will receive:

For more information, email info@correctionalhealthconference.com before Friday, March 2nd.

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February 10, 2012

Cochrane Justice Health Field's Conference on Evidence-based Correctional Health Care

March 21–23, 2012 | Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, GA

The Conference on Evidence-Based Correctional Health Care is the third in a series supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The conference was developed after the 2007 Federal Initiative on Juvenile Justice Health, which brought together — for the first time — the Office of the Surgeon General, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and over 50 corrections and health care experts. Findings from the meeting addressed the need for quality and systematic information to guide evidence-based policy in juvenile and adult correctional health care. Keynote addresses by Acting Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu and former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese highlighted the initiative’s support.

To disseminate information and guide evidence-based policy, the collaborative conducted a groundbreaking review of evidence on the treatment and needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and created the Cochrane Justice Health Field, an official Cochrane Collaboration entity, to garner the expertise of the 30,000 Cochrane contributors. In the years following the federal initiative, the Cochrane Justice Health Field has linked global networks — including the World Health Organization’s Health in Prisons Project — and has made great progress addressing complex needs in juvenile justice. In the future, the group’s goals are to further address disparities and faltering conditions of confinement and failure to treat — for both adolescents and adults. 

What is justice health?
Justice health is about the health care of millions of people under the control of various criminal and juvenile justice systems (both institutional and community settings), as well as health implications for their families, future generations, and communities. Justice health policy endeavors aim to identify gaps that exist in our understanding and, once those gaps have been identified, set priorities for approaching the most pressing social and clinical policy questions pertinent to health care delivery for prison populations. Much of the evidence demonstrates that justice-involved persons are disproportionately shouldering the burden of nearly every type of negative health condition — including premature death, vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, and significantly low ratings on health-related quality of life measures. As a result, those involved in criminal and juvenile justice systems around the world may present a public health risk to their larger communities, and may not fully realize their human potential.  Those pursuing to influence justice health policy recognize the many possibilities to specifically address health and health service delivery for these populations.

For more information about the conference, please email Adam Dobrin at adobrin@gmu.edu

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January 11, 2012

Registration is now open!

Register now and join us for two days of linking best practice with best evidence on many critical topics in correctional health care.

The 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health features nearly 100 cutting-edge seminars, lectures, peer sessions, and posters on a wide variety of topics, including:

REGISTER ONLINE!

Tuition is $400 for attendees and $200 for presenters.
A $50 late fee will apply if registered after February 15th.

Continuing education credits will be offered.

The conference is taking place at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, GA. A discounted hotel rate of $139 is available to conference attendees. Mention the 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to receive the discounted rate.

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September 30, 2011

Sheila Bird confirmed as Plenary Speaker

Sheila BirdA Scot, Professor Bird graduated from Aberdeen University, where she subsequently lectured in statistics, before joining the Medical Research Council’s Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge in 1980. During the1980s, Sheila’s research focussed on immunological matching and survival after kidney or liver transplant and she conducted the UK’s first national audit on the potential for brain-stem dead organ donation. Her work on paediatric randomized controlled trials led to workshops for the World Health Organisation on research methods in diarrhoeal disease, the first of which she ran in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

During the 1990s, Professor Bird served as a Medicines Commissioner and then as the first statistician on the Appraisal Committee for NICE, the National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence. Her research programme evolved from transplantation statistics to biostatistical studies of novel blood-borne transmissible disease epidemics: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and vCJD (mad cow disease). Since 2000, Sheila has concentrated on statistical science at the interface of public health and other jurisdictions (criminal justice, veterinary, military); and advocated court-based randomized controlled trials.

Sheila’s visiting professorship is from the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics — as much of her record-linkage work on HCV, drug-related deaths and drug treatment clients has used Scottish records. She chaired the Royal Statistical Society’s Working Party on Performance Monitoring in the Public Services (2003) and served on its Working Party on Statistical Issues in First-in-Man Studies (2007).  In 2010, Professor Bird was awarded the Royal Statistical Society’s gold Chambers Medal for promoting understanding of statistics, and for establishing the Society’s awards for statistical excellence in journalism and well-received statistical seminars for journalists. In 2011, she was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to social science.

 

September 8, 2011

Abstract and Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Due to a number of requests, we are extending the Call for Papers deadline through Monday, Sept. 19.
Abstracts will not be accepted after that date. The following presentation formats are available:

LEARN MORE and SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Because of the generous support of our sponsors and grant funders, we are able to offer an increased number of conference fellowship scholarships for students and new investigators pursuing careers and research interests related to correctional health care. To ensure that we are able to review as many potential fellows as possible, we are keeping the application process open until Dec. 30, 2011.

Individuals chosen as fellows will receive a scholarship for conference registration ($400) and two nights' accommodation at the Marriott Atlanta Airport Hotel. Recipients will also receive partial reimbursement for travel costs to and from the conference.

LEARN MORE and APPLY ONLINE   

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August 1, 2011

Jeremy Travis confirmed as Keynote Speaker

Jeremy TravisJeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Senior Fellow affiliated with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, where he launched a national research program focused on prisoner reentry into society.  

President Travis has taught courses on criminal justice, public policy, history, and law, and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of criminal justice. He is a member of The Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council and of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Institute.

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June 29, 2011

Scholarships are now available for students and new investigators!

The conference committee is now accepting fellowship applications for the 5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health. Fellowships are offered to students and new investigators pursuing careers and research interests related to correctional health care.

Individuals chosen as fellowship recipients will be eligible for one scholarship that includes conference registration ($400) and two nights' accommodation at the Marriott Atlanta Airport Hotel. Recipients will also be reimbursed for travel expenses to and from the conference up to a total of $300.

LEARN MORE and APPLY ONLINE!

 

June 2, 2011

Save the Date!

The 5th Annual Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health is taking place March 22-23, 2012 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott in Atlanta, Ga.

Hotel reservation information will be available in July. Continuing education credits will be provided. The conference is being co-hosted by UMass Medical School and Emory University.

For additional information, please email info@correctionalhealthconference.com.

Learn how to submit an abstract for the 2012 conference!

 

March 30, 2011

Thank you to all who participated in the 2011 conference.

With nearly 100 presentations and well over 200 attendees, the conference succeeded in providing a forum to network, learn about emerging research, and reflect on health policy issues in correctional health and criminal justice.

Presentations highlighted the 2011 conference theme, focusing on the interface between substance abuse and infectious disease treatment.

View the 2011 conference presentations!

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